Rev Run is one of the most iconic figures in music. The frontman of seminal hip-hop group Run-D.M.C., Rev has sold tens of millions of records worldwide and is widely credited for ushering rap music into mainstream culture.
An inductee of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Run-D.M.C. was named the greatest hip-hop artist all-time by both MTV and VH1. Describing his considerable impact, Rolling Stone writes, “ [Rev] took hardcore hip-hop from an underground street sensation to a pop-culture phenomenon…It was [Rev] that introduced hats, gold chains, and untied sneakers to youth culture. In the process, [Rev] helped change the course of popular music, paving the way for rap’s second generation.”
Rev remains a dynamic figure in entertainment today. His hit MTV show, Run’s House, has aired for six seasons and is one of the most widely viewed shows on cable television. He has written best-selling books and speaks around the globe on a breadth of family, religious, cultural, and music topics. Rev has nearly 2,500,000 followers on Twitter.